7 December 2019 Zak Drawing (Grandchild)

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7 December 2019 Soy Tempeh

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Soy tempeh was made. This is 24 hour fermentation at 31C.

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17 November 2019 Soy tempeh

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Half a liter of dried soy beans were made into soy tempeh. Procedure was wash, boil for 30 minutes, rub together and rinse off hulls. Pressure cook for 1.5 hours to soften the beans. Remove and cool to room temperature.Add tablespoon of vinegar to acidify slightly.Add half a teaspoon of starter and mix well. Fill the molds and place in a fermenter set at 31C for 45 hours for the mycelium to work its magic.

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15 November 2019 Chickpea Tempeh

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Half a liter of dried chickpeas were made into tempeh.

Procedure is wash, boil for 40 minutes to soften skins, remove hulls by rubbing and pour off under water. Place in water and boil gently for two hours to soften but not mushy. Cool and add tablespoon of vinegar to acidify slightly. Mix. Add half teaspoon of powdered starter and mix well. Place in cotton covered molds. Place in incubator set to 31C for about 45 hours. Chickpeas take about double the soy fermenting time to be ideal.Store in freezer for long term storage or in the fridge for immediate use.

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11 November 2019 Infused Olive oil

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Raw trimmed marijuana is processed into infused marijuana olive oil. The trimmed product is decarbed, placed in the Magic Butter Machine and simmered for about four hours at 135F. The rough residue it strained out and one is left with basically liquid cannabutter. The attraction is ingesting without inhaling smoke. It is an economic method particularly with home grown plant.
I experiment using a dose of one teaspoon to aid sleep.

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11 November 2019 Decarboxylation

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There are a few grams of marijuana that needs decarboxylation. I handle in 30 gram batches. I utilize the raw marijuana cooked in the pressure cooker at 15 PI for approximately 30 minutes. Procedure is to fill 250 ml jars and 500 mil jars with 30 and 60 grams respectively,and pressure cook for about half a hour. I use it as a sleep aid infused with olive oil. There are several methods to decarb and this method appears to be ideal.
The product is not ground too fine, simply cut into reasonable size pieces.

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4 November 2019 Ardent Cracks

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Small cracks 180 degrees opposed.

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1 November 2019 Pawpaw (Quince, cucamelon)

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Five pounds of pawpaw, one pound of cucamelons, four pounds of quince were prepared for pressure canning at 15 PSI for 15 minutes. Pawpaw must be used within a few days of harvest since they turn black, meaning they don’t store well. Cucamelon, and quince were available so were added. Five liters of juice was obtained.

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14 October 2019 Dinner

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Dinner was made from mostly garden produce.

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13 October 2019 Dinner

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Have found eggplant is most filling so made a quick lunch of garlic, tomato, and eggplant with a glass of juice. This is almost the last of the garden, since there was frost last night.

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